Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week 2021 (November 7-13)

This week, we are celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week (November 7-13) This week, we are celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week (November 7-13). We thank them for their contributions to keeping our patients safe! Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses and also known as mid-level practitioners. In California, the scope of practice of NPs includes additional preparation and skills in physical diagnosis, psycho-social assessment, and management of health-illness needs in primary health care, and to achieve the certification, registered nurses must complete post-baccalaureate education. Our very own Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo is a Nurse Practitioner and holds a Doctor of Nurse Practitioner degree. To learn more about the profession, please visit www.aanp.org.

This week, we are also celebrating Allied Health Professionals (November 6-10). The allied health professions fall into two broad categories: technicians (assistants) and therapists/technologists. Technicians are trained to perform procedures, and their education lasts less than two years. They are required to work under the supervision of technologists or therapists. Cardiovascular technicians, ophthalmic medical technicians, and medical assistants are examples of careers in this category. To learn more about allied health professionals, please visit, please visit www.asahp.org and https://explorehealthcareers.org/field/allied-health-professions/.